Reward Era

90 days after the beginning of the Bootstrap era, the reward era will start. This is a part of Cardano SL lifetime during which the network will operate in a completely decentralized, trustless mode. We expect staking pools to emerge during this era, allowing stakeholders with little stake to get rewards as stakeholders with large stake keep their nodes online to maintain the protocol in a decentralized fashion.

The system will receive regular software updates moving forward and massive amount of new features will be released later in 2017.